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the michigan standoff, multiple murder suspect takes hostages and holds off police for hours. good-bye shuttle, space shuttle "atlantis" is poised for launch on the final flight, if the weather cooperates. and debt debate, calling for more talks on sunday, the president appears ready to put social security on the negotiating table. captioning funded by cbs and good morning, everyone. appreciate you joining us. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen. we begin in grand rapids, michigan this morning. the city was paralyzed for hours thursday, a murder shooting spree led to a wild chase
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say the original seven victims -- ended with 34 rodrick dantzler taking his life. >> at the end of the life the suspect chose to put the gun to his head and fired one shot. >> reporter: four people were found dead in one home and three others in this house across town. two of the victims were children. at one point police shut down an interstate. they say dantzler fired during the chase. >> started firing out the window towards our car and kind of ducked down and the police continued chasing him. >> reporter: two people were hit, they were not seriously injured. police cordoned off the neighborhood near a small lake. >> actually saw him down by the lake behind the apartment complex and they were chasing him back that way. >> reporter: the three hostages were not harmed in the standoff. dantzler previously served time for felony assault, released from michigan's prison system in 2005. this morning grand rapids police
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say his girlfriend and daughter are also dead. the space shuttle launch is supposed to happen friday, joel brown is the at space center, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you. nasa says there's a 30% of launching "atlantis" this morning. the weather here yesterday was a mess and more storms are expected here later. this would be an historic final launch for nasa's pride and gold shuttle space program. >> launch teams are not working any issues right now. >> reporter: space shuttle "atlantis" is getting fueled up and ready to go. >> countdown has resumed. >> reporter: this morning nasa moved ahead with its final launch despite a bleak forecast. >> we do have a 70% of canceling launch due to the showers and thunderstorms we expect in the area. >> reporter: heavy rain pounded the region thursday in a
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lightning strike near the launch pad sparked concern before the engineers determined there was no damage. they will haul food and supplies to the international space station to keep it stocked through 2012. hundreds of thousands are expected to be here when "atlantis" takes off. some estimates put the crowd at close to 1 million. patsy cook has seen almost all of the "apollo" missions but this is her first shuttle launch. >> i got to feel that ground quake under me and hear this noise and boom and i'm just not going to miss it. >> reporter: the moment is bittersweet. >> this one is going to be a little bit emotional, i think. >> reporter: nasa is closing out its 30-year space shuttle program to begin a new journey in deep space exploration focused on getting astronauts to an asteroid or even mars.
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no technical issues have been reported from the launch pad this morning. the biggest concern by far is the weather. terrell, if nasa can't launch "atlantis" by sunday or monday the launch would have to be pushed back until july 16th. >> a lot of folks hoping for today. joel brown thank you so much. cbs news will bring you live coverage of the final space shuttle launch this morning if it happens. today and tomorrow president obama and leaders of congress will be working separately to try to sort out proposals for ending the federal debt crisis. they'll get back together sunday to beat the august 2nd deadline. chip reid says after thursday's meeting the two sides are far apart. >> i thought all of the leaders came in a spirit of compromise. >> reporter: it was a dramatic change in tone compared to just last week when the president gave congress a stern lecture. >> you stay here. let's get it done. >> reporter: white house officials though say there was no major breakthrough and the
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president said the hard bargaining is still ahead. >> everybody acknowledged that there's going to be pain involved politically on all sides. >> reporter: the white house concedes the pain will have to include steep cuts in entitlement programs popular with democrats. sources say even social security is now on the table, prompting house democratic leader nancy pelosi to fire a warning shot. >> do not consider social security a piggy bank for giving tax cuts to the wealthiest people in our country. >> reporter: but budget expert david walker says social security is the easy part. >> in basketball terms, it's like a lay-up. on the other hand, medicare, medicaid and our broader health care challenges are more like a three-point play from underneath the opponent's basket. >> reporter: now the people around this table, eight congressional leaders, the president, vice president and a handful of white house officials led by chief of staff william daley have to reach a deal or risk sending the economy
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plunging back into a second deep recession. the key relationship is between the president and house republican speaker john boehner. sources say the two men have had a series of private discussions on the debt deal that began nearly three weeks ago during a round of golf. the next step is that over the next two days white house and congressional staff members will put together specific proposals to cut up to $4 trillion in debt over the next decade. then on sunday the president and congressional leader also meet again here at the white house and that's when the hard bargaining will really begin. chip reid, cbs news, the white house. a tragic accident last night at a baseball game in texas. a man attending a texas rangers game with his young son fell to his death, trying to reach a baseball tossed his way by a player on the field. the unidentified man leaned forward for the ball but toppled over the railing. he fell to the concrete, 20 feet below. the man was rushed to a hospital, where he died. rangers president nolan ryan was at the game and spoke about the
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tragedy. >> as an organization and as our team members and our staff, we're very heavy-hearted about this and our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. >> rangers star outfielder josh hamilton who tossed that baseball is described as distraught by the accident. casey anthony will be freed from jail in florida a week from sunday. anthony was sentenced thursday for lying to police about the death of her daughter. judge perry gave her the maximum sentence of four years but with three years served and time for good behavior, anthony will be released july 17th. she was acquitted tuesday of killing 2-year-old caylee anthony. two american soldiers have died in a bomb attack in iraq. it happened as the u.s. negotiates whether any u.s. troops will remain in iraq beyond of the end of this year. thursday's bombing follows attacks that killed 15 soldiers in year, the deadliest month for u.s. troops in iraq in two
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years. pictures from southern afghanistans. u.s. marines and afghan security forces are conducting joint operations against the taliban. thursday the troops used helicopters to fly in search of taliban fighters. the current plan is for afghan forces to take over the country's security by 2014. two people were killed when their plane crashed into an unoccupied hospital building in watsonville, california. the plane struck the building shortly after takeoff apparently as the pilot was trying to clear a line of fog. economists look for positive unemployment numbers being released today. plus it's raining? no, not quite, it's pouring in denver, a sudden cloud burst swamps the mile high city. first, scott pelley has a preview of tonight's "cbs evening news." >> from nasa's first mission to now the final shuttle flight, we'll look at how cbs news and walter cronkite covered the space race for the last 50 years, that story tonight on the "cbs evening news."
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an intense and fast-moving thunderstorm drenched the denver area with as much as two inches of rain in a few minutes. streetsz a streets and underpasses were flooded stranding some powers. it knocked out power to 28,000 customers. a follow-up on the grizzly bear that killed a hiker in yellowstone national park. the forest service says the mother bear will not be trapped and killed. park rangers said the bear was only defending her cubs and hadn't threatened humans before. part of yellowstone was closed after wednesday's mauling. on the "cbs moneywatch" on this friday, stocks were up in asian markets this morning. ashley morrison is here with more. >> japan's nikkei gain 0.7% and hang sang was up nearly 0.1%. on wall street yesterday the dow finished 93 points higher while the nasdaq gained 38. the obama administration is
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making it easier for some out of work americans to stay in their homes. on august 1st, unemployed homeowners will be able to miss their mortgage payments for a full year before facing foreclosure. the current grace period is three to four months. the new rule applies to loans that are backed by the federal housing authority. that's about 14% of current mortgages. the jobs report for june comes out later on this morning and most economists expect hiring to have improved significantly from may with employers adding as many as 200,000 jobs in june, but the unemployment rate is expected to remain stuck at 9.1%. today the executive board of the international monetary fund is expected to approve a 3 billion euro loan to greece, despite government cutbacks greece is teetering on the verge of default. the 3 billion is part of a 1 10e billion euro bailout package approved last year. and terrell, the concert
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business is booming in this country. concert revenues for the top 100 selling tours rose 16% for the first half of the year. the average ticket price jumped 10% to just over $67, that is the highest it's ever been. terrell i could use going to a concert this summer. where are you taking me? >> where -- you're taking me. you're buying the tickets. >> i'll buy the tickets, you choose who we're going to. i don't know who to see these days. >> ashley morrison here in new york appreciate it. thank you so much. speaking of a break we'll take one. coming up, your weather. and in sports drama at the ballpark a grand slam homer in cleveland. we'll be right back. [ female announcer ] we all want cleaner laundry. we all want a world with fewer chemicals. we all want the best of both worlds. introducing all free clear oxi-active. a powerful new detergent without dyes or perfumes
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another batch of storms move over the mid-atlantic states. the west coast sunny with seasonal to warm temperatures. in sports this morning the minnesota twins and joe mauer beat the white sox. visiting chicago, mauer played his first major league game at first base with no errors, he had three hits, the 2009 mvp a catcher by trade is easing back into the game after offseason knee surgery. the other chicago team the cubs made a wild comeback in washington, darwin barney a tie-breaking double in the ninth, finished a rally from eight runs down, the cubs beat the nationals 10-9. bases loaded bottom of the ninth in cleveland, a drive is smashed into the right field seats, the walk-off grand slam homer gave cleveland a 5-4 win over toronto. hall of fame baseball manager dick williams died, he won two series with the oakland
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a's in 1972 and '73, he won pennants with two other teams and managed six other teams in 21 years in his career. williams was 82. nfl hall of famer john mackey is dead at 69. mackey redefined the tight end position playing for the baltimore colts in the 1960s, president of the nfl players' association and pushed for better health care for former players. when we come back on this friday another look at this morning's top stories. and rupert murdock shuts down a cash cow tabloid, that's news. we'll hear about it when we come back. good morning!
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*insecurity. police say a tsa agent stole hundreds of items from passengers' luggage and it went on for months! join us for cbs,,,, on the "cbs morning news" here's a look at today's weather. temperatures will continue in the triple digits in the southern plains. storm clouds move over the southeast, much of the southwest will have monsoon conditions.
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here's another look at this morning's top stories on a friday. a shooting rampage in grand rapids, michigan, left seven dead and led to an hour's long hostage standoff with police. in the end the suspect took his own life. and the shuttle launch, bad weather in florida may force a delay. a phone hacking scandal has toppled one of the most widely known
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tomorrow. elizabeth palmer, cbs news, london. when william and kate helped launch the calgary stampede parade in canada today they'll do it in cowboy style. they wore white ten gallon hats and ten gallon studs. their nine day visit to canada ends today as they fly to los angeles. back in london thousands of harry potter fans turned out for the eighth and final film in the series "harry potter and the death low haulows part 2" opens today. this morning on "the early show" full coverage of the last launch of the space shuttle,
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last week 418,000 more americans joined the line for more unemployment last week 418,000 more americans joined the line for more unemployment benefits. sounds bad but it's 14,000 fewer than the week before. as anthony mason reports this morning, even those fortunate enough to find a new job will face another challenge, keeping it. >> reporter: david reed has more than 30 years experience as a salesman in the food industry. but now working in a neighbor's backyard, he's literally shoveling mulch for gas money. >> $1,200. >> reporter: at home in mannasas, virginia, the bills are piling you up for david and his wife susan. >> this one here is already in collections.
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>> we don't have anything more we can write a check today. >> no. >> reporter: david who made as much as $80,000 as a salesman to high-end restaurants, lost his job last october. he's been laid off three times in the past three years. three years three jobs. >> yes. >> reporter: what is that saying to you? >> over the years i've done very well in the industry and all of the sudden it's let go, let go, let go, and for me it's, it's depressing. >> reporter: but research shows workers who have been laid off once, if rehired, are more likely to be laid off again. 21%. that's one in five, face unemployment again within a year. >> you reach the point you were willing to apply to a fast food company for an assistant manager's job. >> $9 an hour. >> reporter: you didn't get it? >> no. >> reporter: when you made the choice to go to a fast food restaurant to apply, what were you saying to yourself? >> has it come to this, and that's with no disrespect to the people that work there. >> reporter: for older workers like reed who is 62 this month it typically takes longer to be rehired. his likelihood of finding
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another job within a year is just 18%, half that of a younger worker. with their four children now grown, susan has gone back to work at a local wine and gift shop. you weren't expecting to become the primary breadwinner? >> no, no, not on the income that i make. >> reporter: but her $30,000 salary is all that's allowing them to hold onto their home in a neighborhood where others haven't been so lucky. >> we don't want that in front of our house. >> reporter: friends have also helped, sometimes anonymously. >> reporter: you opened the mailbox and there was a check inside? >> there was cash inside. >> reporter: cash? how did that feel when you got this? >> i was very emotional because i didn't know who did it. i don't know who to thank. >> reporter: while we were there an e-mail arrived. >> "david i may have an idea that could work for you." >> reporter: he's interviewing now a company. that's encouraging. >> very encouraging. >> reporter: hope for david reed at a time when hope can be hard to come by. anthony mason, cbs news, mannasas, virginia.
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coming up later on "the early show," the latest on shuttle "atlantis" and bad weather in florida threatening its launch this morning. then "news of the world" rupert murdock shuts down the money making british tabloid after a huge scandal. and the royal newlyweds whip it up cowboy style in canada before heading to california. that and more this morning on "the early show." that's it for this friday edition of "cbs morning news." i'm terrell brown. take care, everybody. -- captions by vitac -- -- captions by vitac --
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